once i find out that that there is a right way to do something - i tend to do it that way. that is how it is with treasure mapping. there are certain rules to follow....
1 - the time before the aries new moon is spent decluttering your mind, body, space...whatever! you may find yourself doing that naturally as spring approaches (why do you think we all feel a need to spring clean!) and this is the reason why. you are basically preparing yourself for a fresh new start. - ridding yourself and your surroundings of clutter! it is also the time to rid yourself of bad relationships and any negative-ness in your life. remove it!
2 - while you can think about what you'd like to see manifest this year- you do not look up images or start cutting pictures or pasting anything until april 15th. i won't buy a single magazine until that day. if you want to buy mags or borrow mags you can do so now...but you cannot open them until the 15th!
3 - while you can set up your tm anyway you want - last year i followed the 9 baguas of feng shui and placed images in each specific section. i'm not sure what i'll do this year. i read someone's idea of making a book of sorts with 9 sections based on the baguas. i like that idea b/c i like the idea of making it portable. i had taken a picture of my poster and printed it out to keep in my journal - but i didn't find myself looking at it as much as i wanted. making my journal from my board may be more powerful.
this weekend i will pull down my tm from last year and really look at it. i want to see what has manifested and what has not. after a quick glance i can see some things that have and others that suddenly seem to be manifesting now...and that is very likely to happen in general.
i want to see if there is anything i'd like to possibly carry over...and other things i don't. i want to look at what did not manifest and see if in fact i worded my intention correctly (b/c it is very important to word your intentions correctly - if you chose to use intentions) i used a combination of images, printed text and afirmations i wrote myself on the board.
if you've always wanted to make one but never did i'd recommend doing it! you have plenty of time to research it before the aries new moon so you can make one this year! you can have your children do one too. either have them go through magazines as well or just draw pictures of what they'd like to have in the upcoming year! it may end up a wishlist of toys (lol) but maybe one or 2 things might actually come through as "goals".
i'm sure i'll be posting more info as the time nears and i definitely will be posting this year's board! i have a lot of things i'd like to see manifested this upcoming year!!